It has been more than a year since I entered a physical church building.
No one could have imagined the events of the last year which has contributed to me making that statement.
I have always believed that the church of God is the people and not the stone and glass, but it did strike me sitting in the pew of St. Oswald’s at 6:30am that I really was just one of many believers who have sat in Easter Day services since it was dedicated in April 1241.
People have found many different ways to connect to what is important to them over the last year.
So it has been with faith.
That we strive for connection with God is the important part.
Whether it is in a church building or online, with others or alone, out in the countryside or on city streets as we walk, God waits for us to start the conversation.